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Manor House, Trent

Description: Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 July 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 105705

OS Grid Reference: ST5895918643
OS Grid Coordinates: 358959, 118643
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9657, -2.5858

Location: Trent, Dorset DT9 4SL

Locality: Trent
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 4SL

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Listing Text

ST 5818-5918 -
Manor House (formerly listed
18/164 as Trent Manor)

Manor House in grounds. C15 core, very much altered and extended in the
C17 and early C18. Datestone 1706 FW on S.E. gable. Refenestration of
the south range in C19. Extension to the house on north side in C20, in
C18 style. Rubble-stone walls. Clay-tile roofs. Brick and stone stacks
at gable ends. Plan: Hall-block much altered, cross range at south-west
end, south-east wing of 1706. Elevations of 2½ storeys. South-east range
of 5 windows, 2-light and 3-light mullion-and-transom windows with ovolo-
mouldings, C19. Upper part of this wall was rebuilt in C17. C20 metal
casements. There are 2 reset C15 figured corbels. South-east wing gabled
to south-east where there is a 1706 datestone. North elevation of this
range has 8 windows, 2-light straigh-chamfered stone mullions with cornices,
early C18. South side of this range is of 4 windows, 2-light mullions with
a C19 2 storey canted bay towards south end, wooden casements and a stone
mullion to first floor. Parapet with quatrefoil frieze over. Doorway
in the angle has stone jambs and pointed arch head, with plain shields
in the spandrels, 2-leaf C20 door glazed. Short projecting range at
south-west corner, single storey and gabled with a carved fleuron finial.
Stone slate roof. This range has pointed-arch doorways each side with
moulded jambs. Plank doors. Upper gabled range, dated 1912 J.M.S.,
has a 3-light mullion window to east, and a segmental 3-light oriel window
on the south end. North-west entrance front, extended outwards late C20
in C18 style. Two storeys. 4 windows, sashes with glazing-bars, flush
frames, C20. Front door, right of centre, 8 panel door with moulded
consoles and pediment over, C20. Interior: Dining Room has heavy
ceiling-beams. The Brewhouse has an original fireplace with moulded
jambs and lintel. Adjoining the room over the brewhouse is a small
closet entered by an original doorway with oak frame and pointed head;
part of the floor is hinged to provide access to a hiding-hole with a
second floor about 3 feet lower. This is the reputed hiding-place of
Charles II after the battle of Worcester. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 256(3)).

Listing NGR: ST5895918640

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Source: English Heritage

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